What to know about the new COVID-19-related water pipes
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a new report that details what’s happening with the COVID virus-fighting devices currently on the market.
The agency says it’s taking the data and putting it online so that everyone can get a better understanding of the current and potential health risks of water-related devices.
The report is based on a review of existing scientific literature.
The new report found that water pipes can become infected with the coronavirus when they’re exposed to the virus.
The devices contain a coating that’s hard to remove from water pipes.
It’s not uncommon for pipes to get infected with COVID during installation, according to the report.
“While it’s possible to remove the coating and re-install them, it is not possible to prevent water from becoming contaminated when water is used to treat a drinking water system,” the NIST report states.
NIST says that if the coating is removed, the coating would still be in the pipe.
The coating could remain in the water for more than a month, potentially infecting the lungs and kidneys, and lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and death.
But the report also found that the coating was less likely to become contaminated if the water was treated with a chemical that would dissolve it, and that it was less unlikely if the device was installed with a seal.
It also found the coating could also be removed from a water filter.
For water pipes that contain a filter, the agency says, the new research shows that the protective coating can be removed without damaging the filter.
The coatings are also less likely if the seal is placed over the water pipe to prevent it from getting contaminated.
“We don’t know if these devices are actually preventing water from being contaminated, but we do know they’re not harming people,” says Robert Stahl, the NISOT’s director of engineering.
“The water filtration device in our study is very different from other water filters and the amount of protection the device provides to the water supply is very limited.”
This is not the first time the agency has made a health risk determination about a water pipe.
In 2017, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health & Human Services jointly announced that they had identified three types of coronaviruses that could be transmitted from drinking water to the lungs.
The first, coronaviral respiratory syndrome (CRRS), affects people who have a high fever and cough.
The second, coronovirus gastroenteritis, affects people with a history of food-borne illness.
The third, coronvirus pulmonary syndrome, affects the lungs, and involves a buildup of fluid in the lungs caused by inflammation or infection.
In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a nasal spray that contains a coating to prevent COVID from getting into water filtrates.